Category: Opinion

Excess death chart

By Kevin Roche From the CDC and the Wall Street Journal story, this chart shows excess deaths in certain categories, where the blue bars rise above the trend line averaging prior years.  Note especially the impact isolation is having on…

NC lieutenant governor rivals differ sharply

By John Hood Raleigh, NC – The post of lieutenant governor is a constitutional office in North Carolina, and the only one empowered to exercise both legislative and executive powers. Those powers are rather limited, however — casting a vote…

School Case Chart

By Kevin Roche This is a chart that was put together based on cases reported for various types of schooling. Thanks to Twitter. You can see that in-person has the lowest rate, closely followed by remote, and hybrid is the…

District school closings boost homeschooling in NC

by Raleigh, NC – North Carolina is already the homeschooling capital of the United States. Now the attraction of this education option is soaring higher than ever — thanks not to the actions of its proponents but to the antics…

Someone please explain Sweden

By Kevin Roche Another of those Twitter charts that I love to post here.  Spain cases versus Sweden cases.  Spain with a severe lockdown originally, talking about going back to one. Spain with mask mandates, Sweden–almost no one wears them.…

Police state vs health S.O.S.

silhouette of a man in window

By Kathy Zinn Pittsboro, NC – I am almost 75, and believe it or not, I was not alive during World War II. However, my parents were, and I was born right after the war ended. I know from them,…